Power & Politics

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Power & Politics
CBC Power & Politics title card 2016.jpg
Title card since 2016
Directed byGerry Buffett
Presented byVassy Kapelos
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
Production location(s)CBC Ottawa Broadcast Centre, Ottawa
Running time120 minutes
5–7 p.m. ET
Original networkCBC News Network
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
480i (SDTV)
Original releaseOctober 26, 2009 –
External links

Power & Politics is a Canadian television news program focused on national politics, which airs live daily on CBC News Network from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time weekdays[1] and as a syndicated podcast.[2] The program normally originates from the CBC's Ottawa studios.

The program launched on October 26, 2009 as a replacement for the long-running CBC News: Politics, which had ended its run the preceding May with the retirement of host Don Newman. The new program was initially hosted by CBC journalist Evan Solomon. In September 2011, Rosemary Barton was added as host of the program's Friday edition after Solomon was also named host of CBC Radio One's The House. Barton also served as substitute host on other days if Solomon was unavailable, and other CBC political journalists occasionally filled in as well.

After Solomon's dismissal from the CBC on June 9, 2015,[3] Barton served as the interim host of the show, with Terry Milewski as a back-up.[4] On January 5, 2016, the CBC officially named Barton as the permanent host of the show.[5] Following Barton's departure from the show in September 2017 upon being named one of the new anchors of The National, the show was hosted by various interim hosts including David Cochrane, Catherine Cullen and Terry Milewski. In March 2018, Vassy Kapelos was named the new permanent host of the show.[6]

Logo of Power & Politics in use from 2009 to 2016


  1. ^ "Solomon to host new Newsworld show". The Globe and Mail, July 16, 2009.
  2. ^ "Power & Politics". CBC Radio. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  3. ^ "CBC host Evan Solomon fired after Star investigation finds he took secret cut of art deals". Toronto Star, June 9, 2015.
  4. ^ "CBC Ottawa bureau reeling after loss of Solomon in ‘brutal year’". The Hill Times, June 15, 2015.
  5. ^ "Rosemary Barton named permanent host of CBC's Power & Politics". CBC News, January 5, 2016.
  6. ^ "Vassy Kapelos to host CBC's 'Power and Politics'". Canadian Press, February 15, 2018.